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Offline 123d321

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315 bench NOT
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:31:29 PM »
315 fail.


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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »
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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 08:44:33 PM »
You were pretty close imo, seems if you had another little bit past the sticking point it would have gone. Good luck next try
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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 11:36:14 AM »
Plant your feet.  You were damn near dancing a Jig. 
Lock your feet in place, and keep your body tight.  It will help keep the motion smooth and put more power into the bar.  Grip the bar really hard, and move like you're trying to tear the bar in half.  This will bring in your rear delts and Triceps considerably more.   
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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 07:36:13 AM »
Next time just say you did it five times

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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 06:45:57 PM »
Fuck that was close man.

Good job.
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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 07:32:48 PM »
Looked close.  Looked like your elbows tracked out some though.

Have you ever experimented with a slightly wider grip and tucking your elbows when you begin to lower the weight?

This is the form I have adopted and it has been kind to my shoulders.  (I am by no means a bench expert...so take that as is ;) )

Just as a reference, I am  5'9 and my pinky fingers tough the ring on the bar.  Depending on your height, this will change.

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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 07:36:35 PM »


Have you ever experimented with a slightly wider grip and tucking your elbows when you begin to lower the weight?

Tate style press FTW.
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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 12:39:47 PM »
Plant your feet.  You were damn near dancing a Jig. 
Lock your feet in place, and keep your body tight.  It will help keep the motion smooth and put more power into the bar.  Grip the bar really hard, and move like you're trying to tear the bar in half.  This will bring in your rear delts and Triceps considerably more.


I agree with Deralta 100%.  Your feet must be jammed into the ground and your upper back ground into the bench.  Imagine yourself one tight spring when benching.   

I use a wider grip which allows me to really "rip" the bar apart..also allows me to activate more of my back into the lift.  Your grip seemed narrow (yet there are massive benchers who use a very narrow grip, so take my adive with a grain of salt)

I think your there, you just need to focus on technique.   

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Re: 315 bench NOT
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 09:41:08 PM »
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